One of the biggest challenges in spiritual life is developing discrimination, seeing what is wrong and what is right. If we don’t develop discrimination, we will never get out of this material world.
People sometimes think that seeing everything as rosy is a quality of Vaisnava.
Unfortunately that is not so, person in Krishna consciousness sees with an eyes of sastra, also called sastra caksu.
This website is revealing irregularities which should be seen and understood by people who seriously consider taking initiation in Krishna consciousness movement. Selecting genuine guru is one of the most important decisions which we make in our spiritual life. That means as a minimum, all relevant information should be available to prospective candidates. Nothing should be hidden.
Prabhupada about criticizing
The first offense is to blaspheme great personalities who are engaged in distributing the holy name of the Lord. It is said in the śāstra (Cc. Antya 7.11), kṛṣṇa-śakti vinā nahe tāra pravartana: one cannot distribute the holy names of the Hare Kṛṣṇa mahā-mantra unless he is empowered by the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Therefore one should not criticize or blaspheme a devotee who is thus engaged.
Śrī Padma Purāṇa states:
satāṁ nindā nāmnaḥ paramam aparādhaṁ vitanute
yataḥ khyātiṁ yātaṁ katham u sahate tad-vigarhām
To blaspheme the great saintly persons who are engaged in preaching the glories of the Hare Kṛṣṇa mahā-mantra is the worst offense at the lotus feet of the holy name. One should not criticize a preacher of the glories of the Hare Kṛṣṇa mahā-mantra. If one does so, he is an offender. The Nāma-prabhu, who is identical with Kṛṣṇa, will never tolerate such blasphemous activities, even from one who passes as a great devotee.
This part of philosophy is often used as a shield to protect fake gurus who are playing ping pong, sannyasis with female secretaries and other deviations. Those people look as if they are distributing the Holly name, but their character is less than perfect.
Prabhupada says here that such a person is “empowered by the Supreme Personality of Godhead”. But if we look at the history of our sampradaya, devotees who were really empowered to spread the Holly Name never played ping pong with females, they never had female secretary as a sannyasi and so on. On the other side, there are many fake gurus and pop stars who look like they are spreading the Holly name, but they don’t have the understanding of Krishna consciousness.
Here is one such fake guru who is engaged in “spreading the glories of Krishna”:
Prabhupada about real and fake gurus
Mākhanalāl: Wasn’t that Ramakrishna who said he gave away everything; he had nothing more except…
Prabhupāda: What Ramakrishna? Don’t talk of these nonsense. Simply they have misled. That’s all.
Dr. Patel: Simply you bhaja Kṛṣṇa and don’t think anything else. And you get all your intelligence there.
Prabhupāda: Therefore Kṛṣṇa has said, mām ekam. “Don’t go to these foolish rascals.” Mām ekam. Otherwise you’ll be misled. Because they are misleaders, rascals.
Dr. Patel: You are so very hard.
Prabhupāda: I must be hard!
Dr. Patel: Hard, harsh, and hard and harsh…
Prabhupāda: The whole world is spoiled for these Māyāvādīs. Therefore I am very much hard.
Dr. Patel: What… I don’t say hard. Hard and harsh…
Prabhupāda: No, we must be harder and harder.
Dr. Patel: Hard and harsh! Doesn’t matter…
Prabhupāda: I don’t make any compromise with these rascals. No words. No, no. I never made that. Even if I don’t get any disciples, I’ll be satisfied. But I can’t make any compromise like these rascals. I cannot make. Ekaś candras tamo hanti na ca tārā sahasrasaḥ. If I create one moon, that is sufficient. I don’t want many stars. That was my Guru Mahārāja’s principle, and that is my principle. What is the use of having number of fools and rascals? If one man understands rightly, he can deliver the whole world. (Morning Walk, March 23, 1974, Bombay)
Here, we can see that Prabhupada wasn’t considering everybody as saintly, and was attacking fake gurus.
Prabhupada about exposing cheaters
Pañcadraviḍa: Allen Ginsberg, he said that, that you were very conservative.
Prabhupāda: Yes, because he wants to be cheated. And he cheats others. Some followers, he is cheating.
Pañcadraviḍa: Yato mat tato pat.
Prabhupāda: Yato mat tato pat. Yes, this is going on. This business, cheaters and cheated. We preach to one, the innocent persons who are being cheated, and we don’t want to cheat anybody, but what Kṛṣṇa says. Our business is very simple.
Devotee: So we should expose these bogus…
Prabhupāda: Yes, we are exposing, that is our business.
Devotee: Actually, by making such wonders they are exposing themselves.
Prabhupāda: That is fact.
Devotee: Just like Guru Maharaj-ji.
Prabhupāda: Anyone, why Guru Maharaj-ji, any Mahārāja. Any man who will speak something which is not in the instruction of Caitanya Mahāprabhu and Kṛṣṇa, he is cheating. Hare Kṛṣṇa.
Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa: But if we take that we are the only way, then people call us fanatics.
Prabhupāda: They may say. They are themselves fanatics. Who cares for them? If a madman says you are madman, I have to accept? No. He must be a sane man. Then there is some meaning. He is calling me madman, but he is a… If I am blind and if another man, he is blind, he says you are blind, so what is the use? (Morning Walk – March 21, 1976, Mayapura)
Prabhupada didn’t say that we should stay quiet about deviant people, rather he shown by example that we should fight them.
Prabhupada about fault finding
Apaiśunam means that one should not find fault with others or correct them unnecessarily. Of course to call a thief a thief is not faultfinding, but to call an honest person a thief is very much offensive for one who is making advancement in spiritual life. (BG 16.1-3p)
So, persons who call me fault finder, I always challenge them to prove that evidence published on my website is fake. But they don’t care that everything I post is true, but their problem is that I published the truth. But that is not Prabhupada’s definition of fault finding. Prabhupada says that calling “thief a thief is not faultfinding, but calling honest person a thief is very much offensive”. Similarly, publishing information that sannyasi with female secretary is a sannyasi with a female secretary is not offensive, but publishing that genuine sannyasi is a sannyasi with female secretary is offensive.
Prabhupada about truthfullness
Satyam, truthfulness, means that facts should be presented as they are, for the beneﬁt of others. Facts should not be misrepresented. According to social conventions, it is said that one can speak the truth only when it is palatable to others. But that is not truthfulness. The truth should be spoken in a straightforward way, so that others will understand actually what the facts are. If a man is a thief and if people are warned that he is a thief, that is truth. Although sometimes the truth is unpalatable, one should not refrain from speaking it. Truthfulness demands that the facts be presented as they are for the beneﬁt of others. That is the deﬁnition of truth. (BG 10.4-5p)
So, according to Prabhupada, truth should be presented, even if it is unpalatable. Prabhupada never suggested that we should hide the truth. But this is exactly what my critics want me to do. They want me to shut down my website, and they never want to discuss if evidence I provided is correct.
Prabhupada about hiding the truth
Regarding the position of a person who does not speak even when he knows the truth: jani saksi nahi deya tara papa haya. ‘A person who knows things as they are and still does not bear witness becomes involved in sinful activities’. (Srila Prabhupada in a May 17, 1975 morning walk)
The purport of the poetry is that one who is mischievous, he is culprit. But one who tolerates mischievous activity, he is also culprit. If you are mischievous, you are criminal. But if you tolerate mischievous activities that is also criminal. (May 3 1973 Morning walk)
Instead of maturing to a real brahminical society, where people think, discuss and address deviations, he have become society of cheaters and the cheated, namely society of fake gurus and brainless sudra-like disciples.
Such Gestapo, North Korean state of mind is implemented by both fake gurus who don’t want to be criticized and their fake disciples who are not interested in real truth.
Gestapo officers who can’t handle the truth even start complaining to various karmi companies which host my content:
So, they said I spread “fake stories”, but they never contacted me to try to disprove my stories, they never bothered to post comments on my website with explanation what is fake. They are offended by truth, and they are especially offended when I quote Prabhupada’s stance on people who want to be “homosexual and spiritually advanced” at the same time.
As far as the claim that “persons in these articles and videos did not approve”, of course they didn’t approve. They want to continue doing nonsense without being challenged.
Growing “truth” movement
Apart from the growing discomfort crowd, there is also big support for my website, this one is from today:
I collected all these quotes on one place, so that I can simply paste me my standpoint whenever somebody wants me to stay brainless and stop telling the truth.
This article originally appeared on Lasting Impression website